Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to improve the loading speed of database-powered Internet sites by caching the calls and the replies between the website visitor and the server. In other words, every time a given page on such a website is requested, the script sends a database query to get the info that should be shown to the website visitor. If the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit another page, the whole procedure is carried out again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive load on the server, even more so if the website has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "remembers" this information exchange, so if any of these pages is opened again, the script no longer needs to fetch any information from the database, since everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall loading speed of your site will increase and you’ll enjoy more gratified visitors and they will be able to surf through your website much faster. At the same time, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache when any information in the database is changed, so the visitors will never wind up seeing old data.
Memcached in Shared Web Hosting
If you host script-powered websites in a shared web hosting account with us, you can add the Memcached memory caching system to your plan with just a few clicks of the mouse via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The upgrade will be available momentarily and, since the extension needed for it is already installed on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you can begin using it right away. To give you more flexibility, we offer two separate upgrades related to the number of instances (in other words – how many websites will use Memcached) and to the amount of memory that Memcached will use. The latter comes in increments of 16 MB and you can order memory as many times as you want. Naturally, the more memory the Memcached caching system is allowed to use, the more content it will cache, so in case you own a high-demand website with lots of data, you may require more memory to be able to make full use of the power that Memcached can give you.
Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and make use of its full capacity for any script-powered website hosted on our servers. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can select two features – the instances and the amount of system memory. These things indicate how many sites can use the Memcached caching platform and how much memory it will use to cache your information. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not linked to a particular amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for one resource-heavy website, for instance. This feature is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you need. The platform can be used with any script-powered website irrespective of its nature, including those based on widely used web-based apps like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal, and lots of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to increase the overall performance of their websites.
Memcached in VPS Web Hosting
Memcached is available by default with all Linux VPS web hosting ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel. The PHP extension it needs to work properly is compiled when the Virtual Private Server is configured, so you can start using the memory caching platform once your brand-new VPS is completely operational. The memory that the Memcached platform can employ depends on the particular Virtual Private Server plan, but even with the lower-end ones, several hundred megabytes will be at your disposal only for this platform. This will allow you to boost the overall performance of multiple websites hosted on the VPS at the same time and to reduce the load on the machine even if you own traffic-heavy script-powered web portals with plenty of visitors. The Memcached platform can be used with any script – Joomla, Drupal or Mambo, or a custom-developed one, and you will distinguish the faster performance soon after you begin using it.
Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you purchase any of our dedicated servers hosting and if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel during the order process, you’ll get the Memcached platform as standard and you can use it with any Internet site that you host on your server without installing or upgrading anything. It will start caching info as users open your site, so you will detect the effect of using it shortly after that. The minimum amount of system memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the package, the more memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will permit you to use the caching platform for multiple sites or for an extremely heavy site without compromising its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will permit you to increase the speed of any database-powered Internet site very quickly – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal diary, an OpenCart web store, etc., and to improve the performance of your server.